Turtle Bay Resort

6 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 10 TURTLE BAY RESORT and relationships, Donovan says, “Hawaii in general tends to just get along. We’ve all kind of chipped in here and there to help each other out. Some of my best friends are my competitors, which you don’t always find in other places that you work, but I’m good friends with many of the GMs in the state. There are so many different ways that we’ve all pitched in to make sure that our destination is not known as one hotel or one resort or another, but a collective unit. I’m proud of working with all these people out here.” Hawaiian Convention and Visitors Bureau is one resource that Turtle Bay Resort relies on for marketing, along with marketing efforts at the municipal level to attract tourists to the north shore. Noting that the community has also been a huge support for the resort, Donovan shares that Turtle Bay also gives back, handing out $100,000 worth of scholarships in 2021 to students on the north shore. With a goal of $150,000 in scholarships in 2023, the Turtle Bay Foundation was set up in 2012 to support of the sunset. The resort is also home to Roy Yamaguchi’s Beach House Restaurant, a highly successful dining option situated in Kuilima Cove, the hotel’s main beach. For those seeking a more casual experience, Lei Leis provides what Donovan portrays as “a very local authentic place.” Food trucks are another north shore favorite, not to be missed. “We have food trucks up and down the highway here that people enjoy. You always want to go to at least one of the food trucks during your stay and enjoy that authentic side of it as well,” he suggests. With a long list of trusted business partnerships